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Paleotempestology Lab part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Paleotempestology Lab: this lab activity is designed to help students gain experience in relative and absolute dating techniques as well as a sense of how scientific investigations proceed.

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Dating and Rates, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change

Humans as Geomorphic Agents part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
An introduction to order-of-magnitude calculations and reading quantitative journal articles.

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Glacial/Periglacial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Dating and Rates, Landscape Evolution

Build a Delta! part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This is a 3-part lab that allows new geomorphology students to experience first-hand the scientific method by investigating the processes and results of river-delta formation.

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Modeling/Physical Experiments, Dating and Rates, Landforms/Processes:Fluvial

Ordering Geologic Events and Interpreting Geologic History: The Grand Canyon part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This activity is designed to have students re-examine rocks they looked at earlier in the semester and use them to interpret some of the geologic history of the Grand Canyon.

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Dating and Rates, Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology, Sedimentary Geology:Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks

Tombstone Weathering Lab part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
During a field trip to a cemetery students collect data on the weathering of tombstones. They graph the data and make hypotheses about factors other than age that contribute to the different degrees of weathering ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils, Dating and Rates

Geomorphology Problem Set part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This is an example of an exam//problem set I assigned to my Geomorphology class, which is a General Education offering at the U of Utah. The questions are rather generalized, but they can be answered to varying ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Dating and Rates, Landforms/Processes

Geomorphology Field Research Project part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This research project allows students to integrate and apply their geomorphic knowledge in a comprehensive study of a local landscape. Working in teams, they investigate uplifted alluvial deposits along the ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques, Dating and Rates, Landforms/Processes:Hillslopes, Mass Movement, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils, Tectonic Geomorphology, Climate/Paleoclimate, Landscape Evolution

Chemical Weathering part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This field trip assignment brings students to a local cemetery to collect data related to the age and extent of weathering of limestone and igneous tombstones. Students then analyze the data they collect using ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Dating and Rates, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Weathering

Exploring Soil Development & Conservation of Mass part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This activity aims to develop understanding of soil formation using the principles of conservation of mass. This is best applied to a chronosequence of 2 soils/deposits, such as a set of terraces or glacial ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Dating and Rates, Landforms/Processes:Hillslopes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils, Climate/Paleoclimate, Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial

Multiple temporal scales of landscapes and landforms part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Rates and Time:Teaching Activities
This exercise provides students with a timescale and list of geomorphic landforms and processes. The activity requires that students utilize their knowledge of process-driving mechanisms to place landforms and ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Dating and Rates, Landforms/Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology, Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution

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